‘Super smart’ dog opens door after owner locked in hilarious footage
We’ve all been locked out of our homes before, whether you realized it immediately after closing the door or after spending ages fumbling through your bag.
There are a few standard options, which include getting a spare set from someone else, retrieving a key you’ve hidden, breaking in, or calling a locksmith.
These last options are usually the most difficult, not to mention time and money consuming.
But one woman was lucky enough to be able to enlist the help of a four-legged friend to help her access her home.
The woman, called Rachel, shared a clip on her TikTok account, @rachelannechap, as she and a friend realized they were locked outside a house.
“Do you have the key Rachel?” another woman, believed to be Shel, says as she tries to open the front door, as she replies, “No, I thought you did.”
Swear words follow, as Shel says, “Can you come through the window and open the door for me?”
Although it soon becomes clear that she is addressing the dog that is with them. “She can’t,” Rachel laughs, as Shel insists, “She will. She can, trust me.”
She tells the trusty pet to go open the door, and she opens a window and lifts the dog, thought to be called Kiki, inside.
“Open the door,” Shel trills, as moments after the dog enters the building, there is a distinct scratching sound as the door miraculously opens.
The women cheer and cheer, and clearly pleased with themselves, Kiki lets out a jubilant bark.
The clip, which can be seen here, was shared on the site on Wednesday, has been viewed almost 200,000 times as people were in awe of the dog’s skills.
And explaining why the camera was rolling, Rachel said in a comment, “I was actually filming something else at the time. [and] turned around when my friend asked for the key so negative.”
The chart below, provided by Statista, shows the most popular dog breeds in the United States.
Many people praised Kiki, as EmmaC joked, “Not the first time the dog has had to do this.”
Kellyrocks13 pointed out, “She got the mission.”
Laur is delighted: “Aww super smart female dog! she deserves a lot of treats for her rescue lol.”
EmilyJade wrote, “Oh my god! Another reason dogs are better than us. Bet she wouldn’t have forgotten the keys!”
Kae wrote, “That’s awesome. Hope you gave that sweet girl lots of treats.”
Although Elaine Hannan#vet asked, “What’s the point of locking your door and leaving the window open.”
Dogs are known for their loyalty and intelligence, with the animals picking up basic commands like sit, stay, and heel with ease. Shows like Crufts show what dogs are capable of with the right training and the right trainer.
But various breeds are used for specialized roles, such as bomb detection, guide dog, and even medical detection training.
A Medical Detection Dogs website, which trains dogs to help people with type 1 diabetes, Addison’s disease and severe nut allergies, explained: “Dogs are trained using Smell and breath samples taken from client when experiencing an episode Dogs are trained to identify unique odors.
“Dogs are usually ready for advanced training and placement with their new owner around 18 months of age, but it depends on the dog and breed as they need to be mature enough to begin the process.”
When training dogs, it’s best to start them early, the American Kennel Club (AKC) advising, “Keep training sessions short and fun. End each session on a positive note. If you feel your dog is struggling to learn or being ‘stubborn’, rate how fast you trained and how valuable your rewards were.
Newsweek contacted @rachelannechap for comment.